Short Hair Made My Make Up Game Strong

August 2017

August 2017

I've always been extremely comfortable wearing short hair.  As I am aging gracefully,  my weight and facial features have changed.  I probably took most of my hair off in 2013. I had an extreme high undercut leaving just a a couple of inches on top of my head and my sides were razor clean fading up to a "1" on the clippers ( trust me it was very clean, skin clean ) At that time I was weighing in approx. 92lbs and did not have much curves to my body; which led my friends joking about calling me a confused " girl " or " boy".  I was approached by more women, actually to think of it by only women; I was non existent when it came to men.  I would get the occasional compliment here and there, giving me more credit on being able to rock the short hair rather a phone number exchange ( I'm old school ) .  It never bothered me that men weren't digging the look. I am extremely comfortable in my skin more than I have ever been before ( read more here ) Although, I did attract a lof of creative / industry people who wanted to photograph / film me ( which was always nice as it gave me a confident )

2012 - Make Up Game Weak !

2012 - Make Up Game Weak !

Hair frames your face, so when you don't have much hair, you're exposing much more of your face. I would consider that my facial feautures are  soft features, I naturally always had that round baby face.  There wasn't much definition to my face unless I exaggerated it with makeup.  This is when I really stepped up makeup game.  Although being a makeup artist with ten years of experience at the time, I would think my makeup game was strong.  Boy was I wrong! Although I was great at applying makeup on other women, I didn't feel feminine the way I applied makeup on myself.  So I decided to do some serious makeup research.  I started following and studying women that I admired esthetically that also had short hair and observed  how they would applied on their own makeup. Another huge influence was the Hit Reality ShowRu Pauls Drag Race, which opened another door to Drag Makeup which is a new obsession of mine because watching men transform into women just effin magical.  I even enrolled myself to art class where I studied and practiced how to draw portraits / faces to understand more of the facial structure and alignment ( golden ratio ) .  

It was only then did I really step up my makeup game!  Shaving my head has been the best thing that has happened to my career.

What do you do when you want to feel more beautiful? What inspires you?